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Americo Vespucci , cartographer, explorer, for whom the Americas are named.

Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian sailor, wrote reports about the "New World." In a German cartographer read the reports and labeled the region "America.

Mesolithic female shaman of Bad Dürrenberg, 7000-6500 bce, with reconstructed regalia from animal bones, horns, teeth, and shells. From a wonderful color-illustrated pdf of “Archaeological Finds from Germany.”

Baba Jaga Archaic Cave Grandmothers of our Shamanic Past

Mesolithic Female Shaman of Bad Dürrenberg -- BCE -- Reconstructed regalia from animal bones, horns, teeth & shells -- Source: PDF of "Archaeological Finds From Germany.

Vasco Núñez de Balboa

In 1513 the Spanish adventurer Vasco Nunez de Balboa hacked a passage through the tropical forests of Panama. He was able to hack the passage with the help of Native Americans.

Apr 30th, 1991 - George Sperti (b.1900), inventor (Preparation H), died at 91.  George Speri Sperti was a famous Italian-American inventor, known for creating Preparation H. Dr. Sperti had many other significant inventions, including the Sperti Ultraviolet Lamp, Aspercreme for arthritis relief and KVa Power Meter. He died at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Cincinnati, he had suffered several strokes & probably died of an abdominal aneurysm. He's buried at Saint Marys Cemetery, Fort Mitchell…

Apr 30th, 1991 - George Sperti (b.1900), inventor (Preparation H), died at 91. George Speri Sperti was a famous Italian-American inventor, known for creating Preparation H. Dr. Sperti had many other significant inventions, including the Sperti Ultraviolet Lamp, Aspercreme for arthritis relief and KVa Power Meter. He died at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Cincinnati, he had suffered several strokes & probably died of an abdominal aneurysm. He's buried at Saint Marys Cemetery, Fort Mitchell…

Marco Polo - brought gunpowder to Europe, opened up trade between Europe and the East, engendering the Renaissance

Marco Polo was a century merchant and explorer who went to China where he invented and refined the popular swimming pool game. Did you know that he was from Croatia?

Image of torture and execution in war from "Tooneel des Oorlogs" [Scene[s] of War], Amsterdam, 1675.

Image of torture and execution in war from "Tooneel des Oorlogs" [Scene[s] of War], Amsterdam,

((1)) Luigi Aloisio Galvani (September, 1737 – December, 1798) was an Italian physician, physicist and philosopher who had also studied medicine and had practised as a doctor, lived and died in Bologna. In 1771, he discovered that the muscles of dead frogs legs twitched when struck by a spark. This was one of the first forays into the study of bioelectricity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Galvani.

Luigi Aloisio Galvani September 1737 – December was an Italian physician, physicist, biologist and philosopher, who discovered animal electricity. He is recognized as the pioneer of bioelectromagnetics

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